You can just about count on Libba Bray being in the running for the Book Rave list every year. Her strong contender this year is Beauty Queens – a mix between Lost, an MTV reality TV show and Lord of the Flies. When a plane full of beauty pageant contestants from around the country goes down on a deserted island, hilarity and danger follow. Bray is at the top of her game here. Most people have a strong reaction to this book. What was yours?
When a plane crash strands thirteen teen beauty contestants on a mysterious island, they struggle to survive, to get along with one another, to combat the island’s other diabolical occupants, and to learn their dance numbers in case they are rescued in time for the competition.